Rosemont Community Center Program
Learn Jelly Onsite Program
Learn Jelly's onsite offering is a standards and project-based Computer Science program for elementary students. The goal of the program is to expose students to Computer Science through fun and creative experiences that require them to use storytelling, art, and coding to create digital drawings and animations. In addition, the program helps to improve students reading comprehension and 21st century skills through a multimodal process that leverages the power of visualization and retelling, a well-established reading comprehension instructional and assessment practice in elementary schools (Brown & Cambourne, 1990; Morrow, 1985).
Rosemont Summer Program Description And Objectives
During the 6 week program, 3rd and 4th grade students worked in teams to create a story concept, movie script, movie storyboard and a movie animation. To complete tasks, students on each team were assigned the following roles based on their interest:
- Writer - Responsible for creating a short story and movie script.
- Artist - Responsible for creating a storyboard of the short story and script.
- Programmer - Responsible for animating the storyboard using the Alice coding program.
- Director - Responsible for leading the group and ensuring all elements of the project are complete and high quality.
Although roles were assigned, all students received instruction in the following areas:
- Storytelling structure utilizing the Pixar model and a writing map.
- Basic programming concepts and the Alice 3D coding program.
Note: Students created animation using the Alice program. Learn more about it by clicking here.